Robert Lee

Brief Life History of Robert

When Robert Lee was born about 1687, in Bideford, Devon, England, his father, F. William Lee, was 39 and his mother, Mary Marvin, was 42. He married Susanna Prust on 7 April 1713, in Bideford, Devon, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1733, in Hempstead Town, Queens, New York Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 47.

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Robert Lee
1687–1733
Susanna Prust
1692–
Marriage: 7 April 1713
William Lee
1713–
Samuel Lee
1715–
Margaret Lee
1718–

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  • Robert Leo in entry for Samuel Leo, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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World Events (2)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.

1720 · South Sea Bubble

The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Chinese Young, Sang, Jae, Jong, Jung, Sung, Yong, Kyung, Seung, Dong, Kwang, Myung.

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow or a patch of arable land, Middle English lee, lea, from Old English lēa, dative case (used after a preposition) of lēah, which originally meant ‘wood or glade’.

English: habitational name from any of the many places in England named with Old English lēah ‘wood, glade’, including Lee in Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, and Shropshire, and Lea in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and Wiltshire.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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